New technology is allowing some dentists to bring a new kind of dental care that provides patients with a new crown or filling in a matter of minutes.
Robert Grammer, a dentist from San Antonio, Texas, told KENS 5 about the computer technology in his office that can churn out a crown or a filling in approximately 10 minutes.
"We can restore 90 percent to 100 percent of its original tooth strength whereas an old technology filling might restore back to 75 percent," Grammer said.
The technology works by taking a 3D picture of a person's tooth, instead of using the traditional impression. A virtual version of the crown or filling is made on a computer and sent to a system called CEREC, which can create the patient's new tooth in a way that fits with the rest of their mouth.
While new technology for repairing one's tooth may be exciting, it's perhaps best to avoid needing such surgeries by practicing good dental health.
The American Dental Association recommends brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating a balanced diet and visiting your dentist regularly to maintain optimal dental health.
For more information on discount dental plans call 1-888-632-5353
© 2009 Brafton Inc.
The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.
Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.